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Bird doctor's office: Twice a year, the Southern California condor flock gets rounded up on the Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge to be physically inspected, vaccinated, and tested for lead. Overseeing it all is field supervisor Joseph Brandt (white shirt, above left), who explained, "If we didn't test these birds, a lot more would probably be dying from lead."

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